Tim first picked up a guitar in 2006 after hearing the live Randy Rhoads Tribute album. After gigging around Southern California, Nevada, and Utah with his rock band (playing with acts such as Korn, LA Guns, Creeping Death, the Iron Maidens, and others), Tim joined the United States Marine Corps in 2008. He returned to school in 2012, attending Chaffey College and obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Fine Art & Music. Following that, he matriculated to San Francisco State University where he graduated with a B.A. in Music with a Jazz Guitar emphasis. He has studied under accomplished guitarists such as Brandon Bernstein, Matt Lake, Adam Hawley, Tim Fischer, and Bruce Forman as well as notable jazz musicians such as Andrew Speight, Michel Zisman, Dee Spencer, and Hafez Modirzadeh. Currently, Tim is working toward his Master’s Degree in Studio/Jazz guitar at the University of Southern California (USC). As a rock, metal, blues, and jazz musician, Tim teaches music theory that is practical and useful to the guitar and piano. He has a strong emphasis on sight reading, chordal and scalar playing, and especially improvisation.
David Dexter DeJesus has been playing music for 9 years and has been trained at Encore High School for the Performing and Visual Arts on various instruments including drums, saxophone, guitar, and clarinet. At a young age, David began taking drum lessons to further develop his skills which eventually led him to playing various gigs around the Inland Empire with different bands. David is still an active musician currently working on an album with his band. He has been teaching music for 5 years on various instruments specializing in rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, and Latin music. David’s passion for music is what drives him to share and teach his knowledge of music with his students.
Billie Stevens has been playing and teaching guitar for over 35 years. He has been trained in Folk, Jazz, Rock, and Music Theory. Over the last 20 years he has been a recording artist signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records (Warner Bros) and RCA Records, and continues to do session work. His experience also includes many American, Canadian, and European tours. He is active in the Music Industry as a member of the Musician’s Union (Local 47), ASCAP (Performing Rights Organization), SAG/AFTRA, and is a voting member of the NARA’s (Grammys). He currently plays live in the SoCal area.
Anthony Singh has been playing Bass and Guitar in many different genres including rock, folk, blues, jazz, soul, and funk for over 11 years. He has an Associates of Arts in Music from Chaffey College. He loves to play jazz music and is currently playing bass for the band Shinobi Ghost. Anthony also has a passion for teaching and challenging his students to be the best they can be, whether it be starting as a beginner or working to be at the advanced level. He always strives to find the best way possible for his students to succeed.
Alexander studied at Berklee College of Music (Piano Performance/Music Production and Engineering). He has worked with, written and produced for major recording artists including two-time Grammy nominee Luke James (Island Records), The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars), Sabi, UMG, Sony Music, RocNation (Rihanna), Atlantic Records and several others. He enjoys teaching students of all ages who share his passion for piano and music.
Paulina Reynoso has been singing since the age of 5. For the past 5 years, she has been involved in local musicals, a capella groups, and other performances. Her interest in music was strengthened as soon as she started participating in musicals and theater, and is something she desires to pursue for years to come. Music has motivated her to venture out of her comfort zone because she believes that as a musician and performer, once you are satisfied, you’re stuck! She lives by the motto: “The future holds wonders for you outside your comfort zone.”
Ronny has been playing guitar for over 30 years and teaching for 15. He has played music from California to Ireland, had songs in Los Angeles television, Inland Empire radio, and worked as a studio musician. Ronny is a Martin endorsed artist specializing in rock reggae and blues. He teaches creativity through improvisation and focuses on rhythm, chords, lead riffs, scales, and songs. Folk, country, hard rock or anything else the student is interested in can also be taught. Keeping lessons fun is key, instilling a love of music by actual playing of the guitar.
Paul Reyes has been a self taught musician and songwriter since the age of 18. He studied Music at Cal State San Bernardino and the Redlands Conservatory. He has played in various bands, as a solo artists, wedding performances and Traditional Salon Performances where he loves to share the gift of music and sound to all. He now teaches all ages and his philosophy is that anyone can learn an instrument given a dedication and passion to themselves. His philosophy is that music connects a wide diversity people, and improves the well being of every individual, which can lead to improving the well being of the world. Paul currently works as DJ, songwriter, artist developer, performer and freelance recording engineer.
Markey Munive has been playing piano since she was five years old. She is classically trained and has a strong knowledge of technique and music theory. Her goal is to educate all of her students to a point where they can not only read music easily but also create their own music using the theory she teaches in lessons. Markey has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is able to tutor younger students easily. She is excited to engage her students in exploring the wonderful world of music!
Lucille Taylor is a master teacher and performer from Riverside and Pasadena, where the two studios of Achieve Music are located. She is an adjunct professor teaching viola, violin, chamber music and “String Techniques for all of the orchestral stringed instruments”, as well as course instruction in the “Art of Listening – Music Appreciation” at Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities, the University of California, and previously at the University of Redlands.
Formerly a principal violist of the Long Beach, Pacific, and Redlands symphonies, she is currently a member of the San Bernardino Symphony and is available as an alternate player in both the viola and violin sections of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A member of the well-known Taylor String Quartet, Lucille has enjoyed a reputation as an accomplished performer since she was a child, and Taylor performs frequently today as a freelance orchestral, chamber musician and soloist. She does recording session work on film, game, and promotional videos as well.
Jordan Hang has been playing violin in many genres, including classical, rock, blues, jazz, for over 17 years. He received his Bachelor of Art degree in Music at the University of California, Riverside. He currently teaches violin and plays professionally in the jazz band, Gypsies & Judges.
Yang Steinke is a Musician and a music teacher that has been playing music since she was six years old. She holds a Master’s degree in Music Performance.
Her passion is to play and to teach music and has done so for the past 30 years. She currently plays with the San Bernardino Symphony going on 23 years and has taught hundreds of students from 3 to 76 years old.
Yang can teach any student wanting to learn Violin, Viola and Cello.